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Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research 2017 Conference
Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research 2017 Conference @ Ryerson University
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day
The Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) is a dynamic growing association that is organizing its tenth annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. ANSER brings together leading academic researchers, practitioners, consultants, policymakers and community organizations from Canada and internationally to discuss current and emergent issues, debates and challenges in the fields of civil society, social economy, and nonprofit research and practice. The theme for the tenth conference at Ryerson University is: Nonprofits and the Social Economy: From Far and Wide. The conference is an opportunity to welcome and explore the power of ideas to connect people and communities, encourage discussions and debates and to create knowledge and change. Within this context, nonprofits and other social economy organizations are well poised to lead these discussions. This conference is hosted by the Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research.
Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 9:00 am
Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Royal Canadian Legion #230
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. To be part of this session, contact Mary Anne Feagan at maryanne.feagan@bridgeschc.ca.
Dementia Education: How to Engage in Meaningful Activities 6:30 pm
Dementia Education: How to Engage in Meaningful Activities @ Niagara Health - Welland Site - Welland Hospital Boardroom
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region is offering dementia education sessions for families and care partners. Attend all or any of the four sessions. Please RSVP to Lezlie (see contact information above). 1. “Overview of Dementia“ – Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm 2. “Communication Tips & Strategies“ – Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm 3. “Supportive Strategies for Both of You“ – Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm 4. “How to Engage in Meaningful Activities“ – Thursday, June 1, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm These sessions are hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Training Program 9:30 am
Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Training Program @ Various
Jun 5 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Dreaming of starting your own business? This 8-week training program could make it a reality! Is owning a business right for you? What business should you choose? How does owning a business work in Canada? 2017 Dates: Fort Erie: June 5 – July 28 Niagara Falls: September 5 – October 28 Mentorship and micro loan opportunities are available. For more information or to register, contact Lori at 905-732-5337 or lwebster@wellandheritagecouncil.com. This training program is hosted by Welland Heritage Council & Multicultural Centre.
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Addressing Alcohol Misuse on Campuses 1:00 pm
Addressing Alcohol Misuse on Campuses @ Online
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Alcohol misuse is a significant health issue in Ontario, and among students on college and university campuses. Even before students leave high school, 29% of them are already engaging in hazardous drinking, and that number increases to 57% once they reach the legal drinking age. The transition from high school to college or university is a difficult process for many young people, and this new environment also presents additional risks associated with alcohol misuse. Taking action to address risky drinking on campus takes a combination of campus-level and student-level approaches. Several Ontario colleges and universities have implemented campus alcohol strategies and approaches to address campus “drinking culture”. In addition, there are several technology-delivered interventions such as smart phone applications that can help students moderate their drinking behaviors. This webinar will provide an overview of the evidence on alcohol misuse among those on college and university campuses and present two technology delivered interventions that campus health professionals can use to help students moderate their drinking. Key Learnings: Understand the scope and harms of alcohol misuse among students attending Ontario’s post-secondary institutions. Highlight a campus prevention strategy currently being used by a post-secondary institution in Ontario to address alcohol misuse. Showcase evidence-based tools to help students moderate their drinking behaviors. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Spring Lecture Series: What Does It Mean to Be Canadian? 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Spring Lecture Series: What Does It Mean to Be Canadian? @ Armenian Community Centre
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Presenter: The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Following a brief lecture, The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell will engage with the audience in a discussion about what it means to be Canadian. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
10 Lessons on Leveraging Institutional Food Purchasing Power 12:00 pm
10 Lessons on Leveraging Institutional Food Purchasing Power @ Online
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Canadians eat at institutions such as schools, campuses, hospitals and long-term care facilities every day – but often little of this food is locally sourced or sustainably grown. Project leaders from Concordia Food Services and Edmonton Northlands will share their insights and experiences, and engage participants in a Q&A. In this webinar you’ll learn: The basics of institutional food procurement Strategies for redesigning menus and procurement processes Ideas for how to begin engaging with stakeholders along the value chain – producers, distributors, food service management providers, and institutional decision-makers, staff and eaters This webinar is hosted by Food Secure Canada.
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Certified Trauma Integration Practitioner (CTIP) Training 9:00 am
Certified Trauma Integration Practitioner (CTIP) Training @ Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH)
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The fields of attachment and trauma research and intervention are growing rapidly. It is apparent that this is an area all clinicians can benefit from training in as it crosses all sectors and populations in some manner. However, we know that it can be difficult to keep up with all of the readings and resources. As this is our area of specialization, let us share what we have learned and put into practice with you in an engaging and practical manner. This comprehensive one-day training will provide insight into current trauma, attachment, and neuroscience research ensuring an understanding of critical information and best practice strategies. This training will also help you to enhance your understanding of trauma and attachment and how this information can lead to emotional and physiological regulation, reducing meltdowns and behaviours and increased learning and awareness. Learning Objectives – Upon completion participants will have a thorough understanding of: the foundations of trauma and attachment how trauma and attachment impact the brain, body, and behaviour emotional regulation and dysregulation how to promote regulation through sensory intervention and grounding strategies how to promote integration through regulation evidence-based and best practice approaches to trauma intervention practical strategies relevant to certification stream and training level This training will be rich with research explained in a user friendly manner, practical examples, experiential activities, and opportunities for self-reflection. The supplementary readings, manual, and clinical supervision will provide gentle but growth enhancing support to ensure the participants are able to understand and apply what...
Port Colborne-Welland-Pelham: Shared Learning Local Hub Sessions 9:30 am
Port Colborne-Welland-Pelham: Shared Learning Local Hub Sessions @ The Hope Centre
Jun 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. To be part of this session, contact Gus Cruz at gcruz@powerhouseproject.ca.
OTF Webinar: Top Tips for a Successful Grow Application 1:00 pm
OTF Webinar: Top Tips for a Successful Grow Application @ Online
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is providing support to potential grant applicants through a series of webinars focused on the OTF Investment Strategy. The session will include: Top tips for a successful Grow application Time for Q & A’s. Interested in participating? Please reserve only 2 tickets per organization. It is recommended you book a boardroom if several on your team wish to participate. You are encouraged to prepare for this webinar by reviewing the What We Fund section of the OTF website. Webinar log-in details will be sent to registered participants a couple of days before the webinar to the email address used to register. Space is limited! Please sign up early, noting a wait list will be maintained if required. This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
When CRA Debts Lead to Insolvency 5:30 pm
When CRA Debts Lead to Insolvency @ Hilton Garden Inn
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The presentation educates professionals on the following: Why are insolvencies involving the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are increasing? What are the unique issues clients encounter when they are insolvent and indebted to the CRA? What are the CRA-specific solutions available to clients that will allow them to achieve a fresh financial start? Based on the solutions available to them, how do you best advise clients? This event is hosted by Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario – Niagara Chapter.
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Parenting Through a Trauma-Informed Lens 1:00 pm
Parenting Through a Trauma-Informed Lens @ Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH)
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This training provides transferable strategies for parents and caregivers focusing on enhancing attachment relationships and regulating the brain, mind and body of themselves and those in their care. How to engage in conscious and brain based parenting. How to create resiliency, empowerment, and healthy parent-child relationships. How to regulate your child’s behaviour using sensory strategies. To consider how your attachment experiences have shaped your current relationships. You will also be provided age specific strategies and resources to increase attachment and prevent melt-downs. The importance of caregiver wellness and strategies to promote balance. This workshop is hosted by the Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH).
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Academic Writing Retreat: Poetry Writing for Social Change
Academic Writing Retreat: Poetry Writing for Social Change @ Creiff Hills Community
Jun 11 – Jun 15 all-day
Join this Academic Writing Retreat for individual writing time, workshops, group editing, one-on-one consultations, and informal gatherings in a natural environment. The focus will be on Poetic Inquiry: Imagination as the Energy of Social Generation. The goal of the retreat is for each participant to produce a scholarly paper (e.g., an article ready for publication, a chapter towards a book, or a conference paper). Guest Facilitators: Dr. Pauline Sameshima, Lakehead University & Dr. Sean Wiebe, University of Prince Edward Island Retreat Facilitators: Snezana Ratkovic, Michelle McGinn, Dragana Martinovic Registration fee includes food, accommodation, and facilitation fees. Register by email (snezana.ratkovic@brocku.ca) by March 23, 2017. This retreat is hosted by Brock University.
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New to Exporting Seminar
New to Exporting Seminar @ Niagara Falls, ON & Buffalo, NY
Jun 13 – Jun 14 all-day
Are you ready to enter the US market? To help you with your export planning, PROFIT (Program to Raise Ontario Food International Trade), is returning to Niagara Falls, Ontario and Buffalo, New York on June 13 – 14, 2017. Whether you are new to exporting, or have colleagues who need export training, this program is an outstanding opportunity. This two-day seminar is critical in assisting you to build your organization’s export strength. Featuring industry speakers and key contacts that know the export process, PROFIT will prepare you and your company for what is needed to succeed in the US market. Click here for more information. This seminar is hosted by Ontario Food Exports.
Plain Language & Clear Design Principles: How Can This Improve Health Communications? 12:00 pm
Plain Language & Clear Design Principles: How Can This Improve Health Communications? @ Online
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: Describe how plain language and clear design improve communication in a health care or hospital setting. Understand and apply principles of plain language and clear design using before and after examples. Evaluate patient education materials for readability and clear design. This webinar will be presented by: Phyllis Mancini, Patient Education Specialist, ‎University Health Network Kristin Foster, Graphic Artist – Patient and Family Education Program, University Health Network This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care.
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Creating Strong and Resilient Teams Through Mindfulness: Lunch & Learn 12:00 pm
Creating Strong and Resilient Teams Through Mindfulness: Lunch & Learn @ ECCDC - Community Board Room
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
As Executive Directors, Supervisors, and Managers your goal is to build a cohesive, well-balanced, and effective team. One of the ways you can support them is through introducing strategies related to building a professional practice of mindfulness. Considering new possibilities to support the management of stressors, juggling multiple priorities, and engaging in healthy practices may help reduce staff absenteeism, increase productivity, and will facilitate happy, productive teams. Participants of this innovative session will examine the definition of resiliency and what that looks like, living in a fast-paced world. They will explore factors within their workplaces that contribute to the four components of resiliency and how they may support their teams with possible strategies. Participants will be introduced to a new theory called Positive Acceptance and will be given practical tools for how to support teams with incorporating this type of thinking into everyday problem solving. A variety of strategies related to building a mindfulness based practice and relaxation strategies will also be shared. This lunch & learn is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC).
Open Data and How to Leverage it for Business 12:00 pm
Open Data and How to Leverage it for Business @ Ramada Jordan Beacon Harborside Hotel & Suites
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join Innovate Niagara for lunch, networking, and a panel discussion on what Open Data means for your business and how you can use it to grow. Presenters: Niagara Region rel8ed.to Goodman School of Business What data exists? How to leverage data for your business? What resources are available to help businesses use data? Who: Anyone interested in learning more about the data that exists in the region and how they can use it to further their business efforts. This lunch and learn is hosted by Innovate Niagara.
Nonprofit Professional Webinar Series: Difficult Clients – Understanding Responsive Behaviours 1:00 pm
Nonprofit Professional Webinar Series: Difficult Clients – Understanding Responsive Behaviours @ Online
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The nonprofit sector is not immune to workplace violence. In fact, research shows that workplace violence is three times more likely to occur among healthcare workers than any other occupation, including police officers and prison guards. Legislative changes have broadened our awareness of the issue, and have strengthened our understanding that it cannot ever be considered “just part of the job”. This session will provide you with a better understanding of client aggression and responsive behaviours and will show you how to develop a sustainable violence prevention program. This webinar will cover the following learning objectives: Highlight the prevalence of workplace violence Review the Individual Client Risk Assessment Tool Understand the 5 steps in developing a prevention program This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
Health & Wellness Professional Learning Series: Strengthening Your Resiliency and Lowering Your Stress Through Mindfulness 6:30 pm
Health & Wellness Professional Learning Series: Strengthening Your Resiliency and Lowering Your Stress Through Mindfulness @ ECCDC - Community Board Room
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Are you looking for new strategies to build your personal and professional resilience? Considering new possibilities to support the management of stressors, juggling multiple priorities, and engaging in healthy practices may help to reduce illness, absenteeism from work, increase your work productivity, and facilitate your health and well-being. Participants in this session will examine the definition of resiliency; components of resiliency and strategies to build resiliency. Participants will be introduced to a new theory called Positive Acceptance and will be given practical tools for how to incorporate this type of thinking into everyday problem solving. A variety of strategies related to building a mindfulness based practice and relaxation strategies will also be shared. This workshop is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC).
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What Successful Partnerships Do: 6 Key Activities 1:30 pm
What Successful Partnerships Do: 6 Key Activities @ Online
Jun 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Do you find yourself working in partnership more and more? We can all benefit from simple ways to think through and navigate the complexities of partnership. The 6 activities for dynamic and effective partnerships provide a simple framework that you and your partners can use to work well together. Over a series of three online events, you’ll have the opportunity to reflect, learn and share on partnership work. Following each online event, you’ll have access to individual coaching from HC Link Consultants. Your partnership can also access tailored workshops and facilitated sessions in your community to help your partnership mobilize, set direction, and take action. By the end of this series, participants will: Discover new strategies and activities to overcome common partnership challenges Access practical tools and resources to strengthen your knowledge and your partnerships Learn from the stories of others working in local partnerships across Ontario Recognize how to apply equity and inclusion principles to your partnership work Identify an action plan to move forward with your partnership efforts This webinar is hosted by HC Link.
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Celebrating Age-Friendly Niagara 8:15 am
Celebrating Age-Friendly Niagara @ Amici's Banquet and Conference Centre
Jun 21 @ 8:15 am
Morning – Celebrating the Older Adult – First 150 Years 8:15 a.m. Registration 9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies 9:30 a.m. The Honourable Dipika Damerla, Minister of Seniors Affairs 10:00 a.m. Break 10:15 a.m. Sarah Webster – Age-Friendly Overview – Knowledge Broker, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Planning Outreach Initiative, and Niagara Connects 10:35 a.m. Panel Presentations – Age-Friendly Initiatives Dominic Ventresca – Niagara Age-Friendly Community Network Sonya Hardman – Policy and Research Advisor, Office of Regional Chair/CAO, Regional Municipality Durham Alexandra Graham – Community Development Coordinator, Strategic Planning, Public Health, Safety and Social Services, City of Brantford Heather Thompson – Manager Age-Friendly Initiatives Community Development, Halton 11:35 a.m. Question & Answer with Panelists 12:15 p.m. Lunch (45 minutes) included in ticket price Afternoon – Empowering the Older Adult – Next 150 Years 1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker – Hazel McCallion, longest serving Mayor of Mississauga, Ontario, Chancellor, Sheridan College Get your ticket today. Limited seating. No refunds will be issued. Please bring a $20 cheque payable to City of Thorold or $20 cash payment to Thorold City Hall.
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Niagara Falls: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 10:00 am
Niagara Falls: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Niagara Falls Community Health Centre
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. At this session, participants are invited to bring information about the programs and services available at their organization. Erica Siebert will be speaking about the services that Powerhouse Project offers. Niagara Falls SLLH leaders will also be seeking your feedback and suggestions for future sessions. To be part of this session, contact Erica Siebert at esiebert@powerhouseproject.ca.
How to Engage Employer-Supported Volunteers 1:00 pm
How to Engage Employer-Supported Volunteers @ Online
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Of the 12.7 million Canadians who volunteer, over 1/3 are supported to do so through their employer. For companies, employer-supported volunteering (ESV) is an increasingly important part of their community investment mix and helps with engaging and motivating employees, attracting talent, increasing visibility in the community and improving relationships with clients, customers and other stakeholders. For community organizations, it can be an opportunity for growing labour and skilled resources while engaging new audiences in their mission. Is your organization ready to manage requests for corporate volunteering opportunities? What you’ll learn: Trends, best-practices and considerations in employer-supported volunteering. Guidelines for building your volunteering program to incorporate employee volunteers. This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
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Healing the Helper: Preventing Compassion Fatigue & Self-Care 9:00 am
Healing the Helper: Preventing Compassion Fatigue & Self-Care @ Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH)
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Working in a helping profession can be a very rewarding, yet it is also one that can be emotionally and physically draining. Preventing Compassion Fatigue: Self-Care for Helpers will focus on raising awareness about compassion fatigue and its symptoms as well as prevention techniques through professional and personal self-care. This workshop will review signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue along with prevention and self-care strategies. Unique issues will also be discussed inclusive of working with vulnerable sectors, at risk youth, and hard to serve populations. You will learn: How stress impacts the mind and body How to identify the warning signs symptoms of burnout and compassion fatigue How to engage in preventative care and holistic wellness to promote overall health How to evaluate and balance your experiences as a helper and as a person ensuring your career does not alter your worldview in a negative manner This is a highly sought after workshop and ideal for police officers, therapists, residential staff, nurses, caregivers, military families, child welfare staff – anyone who works in or maintains a position where they are responsible for caring for others. This workshop is hosted by the Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH).
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West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 9:30 am
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Mountainview Christian Reformed Church
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. This session will be hosted by Sherry Cain, Executive Director of Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers. Host presentation: Community Hospice, upcoming training courses and community partnerships. There will be roundtable updates, networking, and sharing of materials and resources. To be part of this session, contact Faith Lowe at flowe@employmenthelp.org.
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West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Mountainview Christian Reformed Church
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to:

  • Connect for shared learning;
  • Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and
  • Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits.

This session will be hosted by Sherry Cain, Executive Director of Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers.

Host presentation: Community Hospice, upcoming training courses and community partnerships.

There will be roundtable updates, networking, and sharing of materials and resources.

To be part of this session, contact Faith Lowe at flowe@employmenthelp.org.

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Learn @ Lunch: Quickbooks Desktop Basics 101 @ The Generator at One - 3rd Floor Suite A301
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join Innovate Niagara for lunch and learn how to set up Quickbooks for your small business!

Angie Tellier will be covering the following on the Quickbooks Desktop Module:

  • Company Set-Up
  • Setting up Chart of Accounts
  • Recording Purchases and Sales
  • Tracking Accounts Receivable
  • Tracking Accounts Payable

This seminar is hosted by Innovate Niagara.

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Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey Lunch & Learn @ Niagara Region Headquarters - Public Health (Room CE 101 and CE102)
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Did you know that 30% of Niagara secondary students have played drinking games in the past 4 weeks? Or that 20% of grade 7 and 8 students don’t always wear a seatbelt while in a vehicle? Find out more with Niagara’s Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey results!

During this 2-hour interactive session, you can expect:

  • A presentation highlighting the findings and trends from the 2015 data
  • To receive tools to help you share this data with your colleagues, partners and target audiences, including 11 infographics (some examples shown below) and a report
  • An opportunity to discuss ways you and your colleagues can help impact these statistics

The results will cover information about health-related behaviours, attitudes and beliefs from grades 7-12 students in Niagara. Health topics discussed will include: mental health and addictions, tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, other drug use, physical activity, healthy eating, road safety, head injuries, family and school environments.

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance with melanie.seguin@niagararegion.ca by July 4, 2017.

This lunch & learn is hosted by Niagara Region Public Health.

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Volunteer Recognition: Individual Social Responsibility @ Online
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Volunteer Canada and Investors Group engaged Ipsos Public Affairs to conduct an opinion poll to examine Canadians’ perceptions and attitudes on volunteering. The results revealed that community involvement is increasingly varied and diverse, and may not always fall into the traditional definition of volunteering.

There is a momentum building globally to expand the definition of volunteering to include informal volunteering, organic movements and the many ways that people put their values into action. Volunteer Canada refers to this as Individual Social Responsibility (ISR).

Listen and learn from experts in the field discussing the ground-breaking volunteer recognition study from Volunteer Canada and Investors Group, Recognizing Volunteering in 2017.

What you’ll learn:

  • Explore the concept of Individual Social Responsibility (ISR).
  • Frame new outreach efforts and renewed ways to recognize volunteering across the spectrum.
  • Examples of the diverse ways in which Canadians are involved informally include ethical purchasing decisions, crowd funding for social causes, signing petitions, etc.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

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Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Lighthouse
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am

Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to:

  • Connect for shared learning;
  • Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and
  • Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits.

To be part of this session, contact Mary Anne Feagan at maryanne.feagan@bridgeschc.ca.

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Fundraising & Communications: How Can We Achieve Program Sustainability? @ Online
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

New research into the area of program sustainability has shown that there are concrete steps you can take to increase the longevity of your programs. Although many organizations diligently develop a strategic plan, few seem to draft a formal sustainability plan.

In this engaging webinar you will learn what factors can increase the sustainability odds of your program and the benefits of developing a formal sustainability plan.

At the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • define four types of program sustainability
  • state the factors that promote program sustainability
  • list reasons for developing a formal program sustainability plan

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

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Fundraising & Communications: Creating a Content Strategy for your Nonprofit Website @ Online
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A website content strategy will serve as a guide for many of the decisions you’ll make. You’ll know what content you need to develop, what you can reuse or repurpose, and what content is most important. Because it creates clarity about your sites purpose, audience and the outcomes you’re seeking, a content strategy will also guide specific decisions about website design and development.

During this webinar, presenters will explore the benefits (which go far beyond content planning) of creating a clearly defined and documented website content strategy. Presenters will look at:

  • Why you need to develop your content strategy before you start any website design or development work.
  • The elements to include in a website content strategy along with the steps involved in building one.
  • Examples of nonprofits who have benefitted from this content-first approach.

This webinar is for you if you are new to content strategy and are wondering where – and how – to start your nonprofit’s upcoming website build or redesign.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

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